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republican paul brown proposed an amendment that would cut all funding from the part of the 1965 voting rights acts that requires states and counties to get federal approval before changing election laws. enter an icon of the civil rights lewis, john lewis who was brutally beaten as a freedom marcher back in the '60s. >> it is hard and difficult and almost unbelievable that any member, but especially a member from the state of georgia, would come and offer such amendment. there's a long history in our country, especially in the 11 states that are all confederacy, from virginia to texas, a discrimination based on race, on color. before the voting rights act of 1965, it was almost impossible for many people in the state of georgia, in alabama, in virginia, in texas, to register to vote, to participate in a democratic process. it's shameful! that you would come here tonight and say to the department of justice, you must not use one penny, one cent, one dime, one dollar to carry out the mandate of section 5 of the voting rights act. we should be opened up the political process and let in al
, and colleagues of mine. i speak out against this amendment. >> wow. minutes later u.s. congressman brown was back with his response. >> i apologize for my dear friend from georgia, if he has gotten angry with this amendment, and it is never my intent to do so. certainly wasn't meaning to try to hurt anybody's feelings. i ask unanimous consent to withdraw my amendment. >> without objection, so ordered. >> what a condescending way to talk to somebody like congressman lewis, i apologize like he got angry, but it is moments like that remind us of the stakes of the law that prevent people from the simple right to vote. that is "hardball" and coming up is "your business" with j.j. ramberg. great! tyler here will show you everything. check out our new mobile app. now you can use your phone to scan your car's vin or take a picture of your license. it's an easy way to start a quote. watch this -- flo, can i see your license? no. well, all right. thanks. okay, here we go. whoa! no one said "cheese." progressive mobile -- insurance has never been easier. get a free quote today. ♪ power surge, let it blow
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